Event: Occidental College of Art and Design hosts a presentation/Q&A by WildPlaces on the subject of the 100 Giants Project and the partnership possibilities between Otis students and WildPlaces.
Otis College of Art and Design is celebrating 100 years by hosting a 100% Festival on November 10 and 11, 2018, a dedication to creativity and the 100% commitment artists and designers give to their passion. WildPlaces' Mehmet McMillan will present on Day 2 (November 11th) at 3.30 pm at the Forum- Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 665.6800.
WildPlaces, a volunteer driven conservation organization that gets kids outside, teaching environmental responsibility, direct place-based action, and mindfulness of our impacts on the planet. WildPlaces will plant the seedlings in the southern Sierra at Trail of 100 Giants in the Giant Sequoia National Monument from where they came and care for the little buggers for two summers.
It seems that WildPlaces and Otis College have crossed paths by way of the very unique and perfect intersectionality discovered between Sheldon (Otis) and Mehmet (WildPlaces), and now a great thing is happening for climate, for 10 generations down, awareness/advocacy, and for volunteers who join the parade…click here to see last year’s success!
Otis Community has germinated and grown 100 Giant Sequoia seedlings from seeds from the Giant Sequoia National Monument and will now hand these trees over to WildPlaces for planting at the Trail of 100 Giants. The seedlings have been raised on campus for a full year.
“Just short of miracle,” says McMillan of WildPlaces, “The truth of the importance of this umbrella species is shown in the hearts and hands of the volunteers involved in their care. “
Bouncing off WildPlaces experience at planting sequoias and mobilizing the messes, the 100 Gianbts Project deeps the program.
This presentation at Otis will be followed-up with two or three planting events at the Trail of 100 Giants in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Volunteers are needed. The ideal volunteer is self-reliant, nature-lover who’s ready to take direct action against the the loss of our wild and natural world. hiking or some backpacking,
This contribution by Otis College and WildPlaces volunteers to the environment will still be growing strong in 2-3,000 years…standing. Combined with its time on the ground, this tree locks carbon up for literally 5-6,000 years. We believe it is never too early or too late to learn that we have the power to make a difference…even now. .
"Re-wilding the future starts with the simple act of planting a seed." - WildPlaces
November 11 | Sunday| 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: The Forum- Otis College of Art and Design 9045 Lincoln Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 665.6800